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Welcoming Descent of the Bodhisattva Jizō

Japan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 225

The inscriptions added to this painting help link it to worship of Jizō at Kasuga Shrine, a major religious site in the ancient capital of Nara. Jizō is held as the original form of one of the Shinto deities worshipped at Kasuga, a patron deity of one of early Japan’s most powerful families, the Fujiwara.

On view for rotations 1 and 2

Welcoming Descent of the Bodhisattva Jizō, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and cut gold on silk, Japan

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